Fourteen games – yes, fourteen magnificent College Football games hit the Week One DraftKings main slate this Saturday. It brings with them a variety of different ways to stack offenses and, in some cases, even whole games. We’ll look at a few of my favorite ways to attack the slate with these plays.
Clayton Tune ($7,900) – Nathaniel Dell ($7,800) – Matthew Golden ($4,900)
Yes, the Campus2Canton Golden Boy, Matthew Golden, is the key to some differentiation with this Houston stack. Tune/Dell stacks are likely to be very popular this weekend as Houston has a solid implied team total of 32.25 (sixth highest on the slate), and “Tank” Dell was an absolute target monster last season. Dell should be treated as the alpha in this offense, without a doubt. But Golden’s opportunity should be ample as this is expected to be a back-and-forth game with Houston only favored by four points. Tune may go overlooked on this slate with some serious firepower elsewhere, but in a game with the chance to be a shootout surrounded by blowouts, we always like to risk it for the ceiling. If playing this stack, it is highly encouraged to run it back with a UTSA receiver like Zakhari Franklin ($7,500) or Joshua Cephus ($5,500).
Oklahoma / UTEP
Dillon Gabriel ($9,200) – Marvin Mims ($7,700) – Tyrin Smith ($4,600)
This one will likely be the chalk of the weekend, but it’s still worth reviewing. Oklahoma’s new passing attack, led by Gabriel, should see similar results to what Gabriel could produce during his time at UCF (pre-Malzahn). Mims should see a ton of targets in this one, and I expect Lebby’s offense to use tempo to maximize the fantasy production for both of these two. The game-stack with Tyrin Smith is just cake in terms of volume, as he earned 17 targets against UNT last week. This should be a more challenging defense but a similar game script for Smith. I expect him to be involved heavily in any offensive attack the Miners can muster.
Michigan / Colorado State
Blake Corum ($7,300) – Clay Millen ($5,500) – Tory Horton ($5,300)
Alright, we’ll balance the chalk of that last play with a very high-risk/high-reward game stack. Michigan is expected to roll Colorado State as they’re 30-point favorites and have the highest implied team total on the slate (45.75). This is where Corum comes in – he’s the ground and pound back that should feast this Saturday. If he does, the only way you can truly maximize a fantasy day is if the Rams can keep just enough pressure on them to keep the starters in the game for a full 60-minutes.
Enter Jay Norvell’s Colorado State Ex-Wolfpack transfer team. Clay Millen has the worst matchup a new starter could ask for in their debut. However, it’s Week One, and maybe the Rams can pick up some garbage time points and keep this within 24-28 points. If they do, it’s expected that Millen and Horton would most likely reap the fantasy benefits of that kind of performance. Again, it’s a very risky move, as Millen could get destroyed, and this blows up. But if you’re banking on Corum having a slate-breaking performance, I think you have to ask how he plays a full sixty minutes two-three touchdowns by the Rams could certainly do that. Additionally, this stack is so cheap it allows for some very fun options elsewhere.
Gerry Bohanon ($5,600) – Xavier Weaver ($5,600)
This is one of my personal favorite stacks on the slate because of its low cost. Bohanon has his first start as a Bull as South Florida goes up against BYU. His athleticism at this price makes it very hard for this play to “fail.” We really only need Bohanon to throw for 200 yards, rush for 40, and get in the endzone twice, and all of a sudden, he’s four times his value. That is very doable, especially with the WRs USF has this season. Williams headlines that position after putting up 715 yards in ten games last year with very questionable QB play. BYU was below average against the pass last season, allowing 237.3 passing yards per game (good for 77th in the nation). Bohanon, Weaver, and even Jimmy Horn Jr. are full-go for me this week. If you’re looking to run this back with someone on BYU, Christopher Brooks makes a great play, as USF was 118th in the nation last year defending the run.
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